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Medical Term:

zygotene

Pronunciation: zi'go-ten

Definition: The stage of prophase in meiosis in which precise point for point pairing of homologous chromosomes begins.

Synonym(s): zygonema

[zygo- + G. tainia (L. taenia), band]

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